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ID 202
Grid Ref TF0920
Project type Unknown
County Lincolnshire
Site Spalding
Site Name Bourne
Site Type Unknown
Location Type Unknown
Context Unknown
Context Quality 0
Object Period 0
Material Bronze
Location British Museum
Ref No 1924,1206.1
Form Figurine
Type Animal
Name Horse
Bearded No
Standing/Seated Standing
Clothed No
Drapery No
Condition Good
Classical 1
Quality Stylised 1
Photo Yes
Illustration No
Height 56.50
Length 81.50
Parallels Picard 1961, 323, fig 21-23
References Taylor 1963, 265, pl XL; Green 1976, 203, pl XXI f
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Description Long body, right foreleg raised. Not particularly well-modelled. Long tail with central kink, decorated along the back with herringbone incisions. Tall, upstanding mane with decorated vertical incisions. Rather long, cylindrical head with detailed eyes (large eyes, central pupil, incised around top edge with eyelashes, wide-eyed appearance). Rather blunt nose with nostrils and central groove for mouth on the tip. Upright, pointed ears, left smaller than right. Raised moulding in a band across head in front of ears decorated with parallel incisions. Rather clumsy but effective piece.


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